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Japanese Shibori with Natural Dyes

Learn the Japanese art of Indigo Shibori, using natural dyes to create crisp and organic patterns on cloth.

You will learn the basic traditional shibori techniques of Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (Clamping), stitching, binding and wrapping. After preparing your fabrics, learn how to dye with Indigo, as well a variety of natural dyes, including tea, onion skins, madder, pomegranate, gardenia and iron to produce an array of colours. Learn how to use an Indigo vat create beautiful blue and white shibori designs or experiment with over-dyeing your naturally dyed pieces. Cathy will also show you how to use an Indigo wash vat to give you soft, pale blues. More experienced students will learn advanced techniques and combinations, to create more complex Shibori patterns. You’ll finish the course with a number of scarves, fabric pieces and items of clothing.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST

Details

Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status Full.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Once you have prepared your fabrics they will be dyed using natural dyes and Indigo. We will use tea, onion skins, madder, pomegranate, gardenia and iron to produce an array of colours. An Indigo vat will be available so that you can dip fabrics to create beautiful blue and white shibori designs or experiment with over-dyeing your naturally dyed pieces. You will also have the option of dipping your fabrics into an Indigo wash vat that will give you soft, pale blues. Expect to make a number of scarves, fabric pieces and small items of clothing.

A material fee of $65 per student will cover the cost of Natural dyes, Indigo, the use of Shibori equipment, a comprehensive set of notes and 2 scarves, 1 silk and 1 cotton. 

Please contact Cathy on broon@optusnet.com.au once you have enrolled for a list of materials that you will need to bring to class.

 

 


Tutor

Cathy Moon

Cathy Moon

Cathy Moon is a Brisbane-based Shibori artist. Cathy produces one-off designer Shibori clothing, scarves and accessories and does commission work.  She has exhibited extensively in Australia, and in Paris and Hong Kong at the World Shibori Symposium. Cathy has taught Shibori workshops for TAFTA, Expertise Events, Spinners and Weavers and ATASDA.

Examples of her work can be seen at her website www.camoon.com.au


Course Requirements

A material fee of $65 per student will cover the cost of Natural dyes, Indigo, the use of Shibori equipment, a comprehensive set of notes and 2 scarves, 1 silk and 1 cotton. 

Please contact Cathy on broon@optusnet.com.au once you have enrolled for a list of materials that you will need to bring to class.

You can bring your own natural fabrics for dyeing. These include 100% silk, cotton, linen, bamboo and hemp fabrics. Please note that blends i.e. poly / cotton DO NOT work well with natural dyes and Indigo.  Silk Habotai, Paj, Twill or Chi?on are suitable silk fabrics. Cotton lawn and calico work well with Indigo.

The following is a list of places where you can purchase silk and cotton fabric for dyeing. They sell clothing blanks which are also suitable for Indigo and Natural dyes. I highly recommend you buy silk and cotton fabrics from these places as they sell fabric ready for dyeing (so you don’t have to pre-wash) and they are cheaper than fabrics stores - www.silksational.com.au; www.kraftkolour.net.au; www.beautifulsilks.com These are all Australian retailers and do mail orders to any address in Australia.

I will have some silk and cotton scarves, cushion covers, placemats and fabric for sale in class.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 13. Please email me on broon@optusnet.com.au if you have any questions.

 

 


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